10 best games of the first quarter of 2015!
 


GENRE: ACTION/PUZZLE

METACRITIC SCORE:  91


This little piece of art seamlessly blends action and puzzle games. On the surface it’s a classic platformer - a game in which dexterity and good reflexes play a pivotal role. But as soon as you start playing, you will discover that it also has a deep, engaging storyline that will touch your deepest feelings - you will take on the role of a young guardian spirit trying to save a dying forest. It’s an amazing mixture of what’s best in action games (slick controls that allow you to guide your character wherever you want and well-thought level design), with beautiful graphics and music, and fairy-tale like story that will appeal not only to kids but adults too!
 


2. PILLARS OF ETERNITY

GENRE:  RPG

METACRITIC SCORE:  91

Pillars of Eternity shows that gamers still long for hardcore experiences like the role-playing games of old times. Gather your team of heroes and embark on an epic journey, battling dangerous monsters and getting involved in a rich story about mythical Watchers who can look into other people’s souls and read their past. Pillars of Eternity is as classic as it can get with beautiful 2D backgrounds that almost look hand-painted, a complex combat system which requires you to pause the game every second to adjust to enemy attacks, and multiple choices leading to completely different outcomes. If you loved Baldur’s Gate, Planescape Torment or Icewind Dale, be sure not to miss this one.

 


3. HOMEWORLD REMASTERED COLLECTION

GENRE:  RTS

METACRITIC SCORE: 86

After almost 20 years Homeworld - an amazing interstellar Real Time Strategy reappears remastered, renewed and as awesome as it used to be. Become the leader of an advanced civilization looking for its long lost home. Travel through the galaxy and deal with the dangers it hides. Command vast fleets that you will build yourself in your legendary mothership, and plan your next moves wisely. The remastered version of Homeworld brings you the same sense of excitement and exploration and the same gameplay but with better graphics and better sound.
 


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4. CITIES: SKYLINES

GENRE: CITY BUILDER

METACRITIC SCORE: 86

Cities: Skylines does everything right - it’s gorgeous, complex but accessible and has huge maps on which you can build your dream city. Take on the role of the mayor of your own town and watch it grow and become a thriving metropolis - all thanks to your enlightened decision making! Plan the roads, remember about media (water and power are a must), set the taxes and take care of your citizens. They will repay you with love and… well… tax money! Fans of city building games have already decided - this is what the last SimCity was supposed to be!
 

 
 
 
 

GENRE: PUZZLE

METACRITIC SCORE: 86

Abe’s Oddysee was one of the best puzzle games (with a bit of action) on the first PlayStation console. Now the game is back, new, tasty and in HD! Meet Abe as he tries to save his fellow Mudokons from certain death. Navigate through complex levels, use a simple yet fun speech system to command other Mudokons, solve puzzles and escape the evil Glukkons’ factory. This game was great 20 years ago and it still is!
 




6. ROCHE FUSION

GENRE: SHOOT'EM'UP

METACRITIC SCORE: 86

This game is a modern take on one of the oldest genres - shoot’em’ups. In those games you fly in one direction, dispatching huge numbers of adversaries trying to blow up your ship. Roche Fusion takes the formula and adds a twist - a deep upgrade system thatallows you to fully customize your vessel, creating a true weapon of destruction. It’s a fast, fun and engaging action game you shouldn’t miss.




 

GENRE: ADVENTURE

METACRITIC SCORE: 85

All fans of adventure games waited for this very moment - the remastering of one of the best games in the genre in history! Grim Fandango is back with better graphics, remastered sound and the same amount of zany humor as usual. Become Manny Calavera, a travel agent (also known as the Reaper) working for the Department of Death. Yes - you read that right - Manny is dead, and his job is to send souls either to heaven or to hell. Manny will soon get involved in the biggest swindle in the whole Land of the Dead, and you will have to help him sort things out! Don’t miss this masterpiece or Manuel Calavera will come for you too!
 





8. THE BOOK OF UNWRITTEN TALES

GENRE: ADVENTURE

METACRITIC SCORE: 83

An example that classic point’n’click adventure games are not dead. What’s more - they are doing pretty well! Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter, solve the puzzles, engage in wacky conversations and embark on a journey through the crazy world of Aventásia. Funny, sarcastic and beautifully done - this is The Book of Unwritten Tales 2!
 

 

9. RESIDENT EVIL HD REMASTERED

GENRE: ACTION

METACRITIC SCORE: 83

The history of videogames is back with a vengeance! The remastered version of a famous survival horror known as Resident Evil will haunt you with the same scary gameplay, and terrifying story but in HD! Lead the members of an elite team of commandos called S.T.A.R.S. and try to solve the mystery of Racoon City’s zombie outbreak.
 


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10. AVERNUM 2: CRYSTAL SOULS

GENRE: RPG

METACRITIC SCORE: 81

It might look dated but don’t be fooled - it’s an awesome, deep role-playing game which will steallong hours fromyour life!  Avernum is a subterranean, volcanic kingdom where all the outcasts from the surface are being sent. The powerful Empire has grown tired of Avernum and is now planning a full scale invasion to finish it once and for all. Gather a group of fellow adventurers and stop the Empire before Avernum is destroyed!
 



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